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Colorado City, Water District, and U.S. Agree to Stay of Litigation to Pursue Federal Legislation to Legitimize Its Use of Arkansas River Water
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The City of Aurora, Colorado is seeking federal legislation to legitimize its use of Fryingpan-Arkansas Project facilities to export water from the Arkansas River Basin partly in response to a 2008 ruling by a federal judge. In 2007, the Lower Arkansas Water Conservancy District (Water District) sued the United States alleging that a contact with the City of Aurora, which allowed Aurora to use Fryingpan-Arkansas Project (FPA Project) facilities to export water from the Arkansas River was illegal. See, Lower Arkansas Valley Water Conservancy District v. U.S., 578 F.Supp.2d 1315, 1316 (D. Colo. 2008). Based on a March 18, 2009 settlement agreement, the parties agreed to stay the Water District’s suite to allow Aurora time to seek federal legislation to authorize its use of FPA Project facilities.
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